Royal Challengers Bangalore once again returned to winning ways under Virat Kohli's captaincy against Punjab Kings with the help of fiery bowling Mohammed Siraj, who registered bowling figures of 4/21. RCB posted a decent total of 174/4 on board with the help of an opening partnership between the Kohli-Faf du Plessis pair.
PBKS chasing a total of 175, kept losing wickets at regular intervals, so they ended up losing this game by a margin of 24 runs. Prabhsimran Singh and Jitesh Sharma played a decent knock by scoring 40-plus runs each, but unfortunately, it wasn't enough for their side to go past the winning line.
Numbers and Stats from PBKS vs RCB game:
3 - Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli have recorded a third hundred-run partnership as an opening pair in the IPL.
Most hundred-run partnerships by an opening pair for RCB:
Chris Gayle-Virat Kohli : 4
Faf du Plessis-Virat Kohli : 3
Tillakaratne Dilshan-Chris Gayle : 2
Virat Kohli-Devdutt Padikkal : 2
Highest opening partnership for RCB in the IPL:
Virat Kohli-Devdutt Padikkal : 181* vs RR in Mumbai(WS), 2021
Chris Gayle-Tillakaratne Dilshan : 167 vs PWI in Bengaluru, 2013
Virat Kohli-Faf du Plessis : 148 vs MI in Bengaluru, 2023
Chris Gayle-Virat Kohli : 147 vs PBKS in Bengaluru, 2016
Virat Kohli-Faf du Plessis : 137 vs PBKS in Mohali, 2023
4 - RCB has won four out of seven IPL matches against PBKS in Mohali Stadium.
PBKS vs RCB IPL results in the Mohali:
2008 - PBKS won by 9 wickets
2012 - RCB won by 5 wickets
2013 - PBKS won by 6 wickets
2015 - PBKS won by 22 runs
2016 - RCB won by 1 run
2019 - RCB won by 8 wickets
2023 - RCB won by 24 runs
RCB has won the last three games against PBKS at Mohali in IPL.
4/21 - Mohammed Siraj has recorded his best-ever bowling figures in the IPL.
Best bowling figures for Mohammed Siraj in the IPL:
4/21 vs PBKS in Mohali, 20 23
4/32 vs GL in Kanpur, 2017
3/8 vs KKR in Abu Dhabi, 2020
Overall, Siraj has three Player of the Match awards, and those three games came in the above-mentioned instances.
9 - Faf du Plessis has registered nine fifty-plus scores against PBKS in the IPL.
Most fifty-plus scores against PBKS in the IPL:
David Warner - 12
Faf du Plessis - 9
Chris Gayle / Shikhar Dhawan - 8
Faf du Plessis has the highest batting average (61.23) against PBKS among batters who played a minimum of 10 innings.
12 - Virat Kohli has played 12 IPL seasons where he ended up captaining at least one match in that season.
Most IPL seasons to play at least one match as captain:
MS Dhoni : 15 (2008-16; 2018-23)
Virat Kohli : 12 (2011-21; 2023)
Rohit Sharma : 11 (2013-23)
Gautam Gambhir : 10 (2009-18)
David Warner : 9 (2013; 2015-21; 2023)
13 - Glenn Maxwell has recorded the 13th duck in IPL history.
Most ducks in IPL while batting at number 1 to 7 position:
Mandeep Singh - 15
Dinesh Karthik - 15
Rohit Sharma - 14
Parthiv Patel - 13
Ajinkya Rahane - 13
Ambati Rayudu - 13
Glenn Maxwell - 13
50 - Shahrukh Khan completed the milestone of smashing 50 sixes in T20 cricket.